New venues and more line-up additions have been revealed for Wilderness Festival, which takes place at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th August 2019.
Audible Live join the famed Talks & Debates programme with a striking audio-first stage. The line-up includes director, actor and #MeToo advocate Rose McGowan (Sundance Grand Jury-nominee, Charmed, Scream) alongside TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary. Million-copy selling author and comedian, Adam Kay (This Is Going To Hurt), Sunday Times best-seller and "voice of Gen Z feminism" (Evening Standard, 2018), Scarlett Curtis (Feminists Don't Wear Pink, To The Woman), Comedian and Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer, author June Sarpong MBE and comedian and What Would Beyoncé Do? creator Luisa Omielan also join as some of the hotly anticipated headliners. A festival first, Audible Live provides a space for contemplation, reflection, humour and heartbreak shared through a wealth of spoken-word stories, discussions and performances.
Rose Mc Gowan / Dermot O’Leary / Adam Kay / Scarlett Curtis / Luisa Omielan / June Sarpong / Helen Lederer / Rick Edwards / Jade Anouka / Charly Cox / Grace Savage / Toby Thompson / Cash Carraway / Anneka Harry / Dr Aaaron Balick.
The House of Sublime is the divine new space championing self-expression, the flamboyant, transformation and gender politics. Innovative arts venue Roundhouse will be taking over, bringing the work of the many young creatives who perform there. Just added, Mariah & Friendz, who deal in a sell-out blend of drag, circus stunts and nu-burlesque. The cherry on top of proceedings is the return of the fabulous Alternative Miss Wilderness. Add the ever-progressive Southbank Centre, comedian, drag queen and LGBTQ+ linchpin Jonny Woo with his Big Gay Songbook, Queer Life Drawing, 'F**k Size' modelling and a Naked Balloon Party and and it's set to be a full frontal celebration for all.
Southbank Centre / Roundhouse / The Pleasance / Alternative Miss Wilderness with The Provibers / Live Art Bistro / Naked Balloon Party / Jonny Woo & Rudi Douglas: The Big Gay Songbook / Steakhouse Live / Chisenhale Dance: Androgyny! Workshop / Queer Migrants 'How To Be An Ally' Workshop / Anti Diet Riot Club: 'F**k Size' Modelling / Art Macabre's Queer Life Drawing.
There's also four new music venues, The High Ground, The Level, The Jumpyard and The Troubadour.
The Level is a brand new venue devoted to artistic excellence, innovation and new directions in music from around the globe. Just announced is Shingai - the solo project from legendary front woman and bassist of platinum-selling band The Noisettes, an exclusive set from crate-digger and label head Samy Ben Redjeb of Analog Africa, the singer/songwriter Madison McFerrin who's soulful take on acappella is widely adored and critically acclaimed genre-benders Benin City.
Ata Kak (Awesome Tapes From Africa) / Shingai (Noisettes) / Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra / Steam Down / Madison McFerrin / Analog Africa / Beating Heart presents Saronde / Faith Mussa / Otim Alpha + Kampire (Nyege Nyege) / Onipa / Benin City / Fofoulah / Electric Jalaba / Danalogue Plays Charanjit Singh / Yama Warashi / On The Corner Takeover / Makadem / Rebecca Vasmant / J-Buck / Penya / Movimientos presents: Lei Di Dai / Esteban Card / DJ Cal Jader / Big Ben Jorge / Clara Serra Lopez / Tom Ravenscroft (6 Music) + Pete On The Corner (Worldwide FM / OtC) / Madalitso Band / Tezeta / Shunaji / Flying Ibex / Colectiva / Olubundi / Tim Garcia (Música Macondo / Jazz FM) / Poly-Ritmo (Sounds Of The Universe) / Yusufla (DJ).
The Jumpyard comes from Chris Tofu and Continental Drifts, with heavy brass 'n' bass, funk and reggae, an explosive stomping ground headed up by the huge and rinsing Dutty Moonshine Big Band. Jalapeno Records present Smoove & Turrell and Izo FitzRoy, Badcore Horns bring the noise, 6-piece funk-breaks Daytoner return and more. From the creators of The Carousel, this is the ultimate feel-good dancefloor with sunshine reggae, swing, bass and brass wildness.
Dutty Moonshine Big Band / Smoove & Turrell / Backbeat Soundsystem / Daytoner / Afro Cluster / Das Brass / Kioko / The After Hours / Subajah / Izo FitzRoy / Crinkle Cuts / Badcore Horns / King Brasstards / Jalapeno Sound System / Thrill Collins / Ghetto Funk All Stars / DJ Chris Tofu MBE / Count Skylarkin's Rocksteady Roast / Wreck It Up Crew / Wrongtom in Dub / Madame Electrifie / Count Bassy / Hungry Man's Dance-Off / The Great Brain Robbery Takeover / Red Hat Ferrets / Annie Bea / Tommy Gunclub / The People Pile / Gus Robertson
The Troubadour is the place for up-and-coming artists and established greats performing acoustic works. Take your shoes off, cosy up and find the next Nick Mulvey. Music and dance workshops by day. Shindigs, hoedowns and new music discovery by night.
Front Room Songs present: Will Varley / The Once / Joshua Burnside / Xylaroo / Copper Viper / Nick Hart.
Woodburner present: Solana / Matthew One Man / M W S / The Hungry Mothers / Silvertongue / Mindful Music with Martha / Otto Kalimba Workshop / Simon Roth "Behave Yourself" / "Beat Goes On" Body Percussion Workshop with Ollie Tunmer / On:Song Singing Workshop.
Fire in the Mountain present: Cut A Shine / Matt Owens / Remix Reeling / The Cash Cows / Captain Flatcap (DJ Set) / Interstate Express / Cocos Lovers / Faith I Branko / Scottish Ceilidh Workshops / Kids Barn Dance / The Wilderness Hoedown / Sing-A-Longs.
Under The Apple Tree presents: The Southern Companion / Robert J Hunter Band / Foreign Affairs / Loud Mountains / Songwriting workshops with Robbie Cavanagh & Demi Marriner / Guitar workshop with Smith & Brewer / 'In the Round' Guitar Pull.
The High Ground is the new after-dark dance space dedicated to cutting-edge electronic music and the art of the DJ. Tottenham club The Cause at the helm on Friday and Saturday, the crew team up with London's Adonis & Tribes, across two nights featuring Kim Ann Foxman, ABSOLUTE., Hannah Holland, Grace, Shay, Voigtmann, Cromby and Dom Chung amongst others. Sunday night is in the hands of Little Gay Brother; expect treadmills, dance shows, incredible looks, massive DJs and pure unfiltered joy. Wilderness favourite the Bristol badass Eats Everything will play all night long to close the stage. Musically, The High Ground vibe is uplifting; with DJs playing disco and house sets backdropped with flamboyant performers. The harder-edged sets find their home in The Valley beneath the lasers, where Honey Dijon, Erol Alkan and Richy Ahmed headline.
Eats Everything / Kim Ann Foxman / Little Gay Brother / Hannah Holland / Voigtmann / ABSOLUTE. / Dom Chung / Maze & Masters / Cromby / Shay / Grace.
Music elsewhere comes from Robyn (UK Festival exclusive), Bombay Bicycle Club (UK Festival exclusive), Groove Armada (live), Tom Odell, Caravan Palace, Tom Grennan, Freya Ridings, Olafur Arnalds, George FitzGerald, Ronnie Scott's presents: Incognito, Jurassic 5's Soup presents: The Fullee Love Collective, and much more. For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend camping ticket: £179.50
teen (aged 13-17 years) ticket: £115
junior (aged 6-12 years): £35
infant (aged 0-5): £5
car park ticket: £15.
live-in vehicle pass: £200.
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actor-director Rose McGowan & presenter Dermot O'Leary among the additions